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Letter from Sarah Greene: Cancer continues to claim lives regardless of the pandemic

Dear Editor,

Cancer continues to claim lives regardless of the pandemic. As resources within the NHS are stretched to their limits, charities like Target Ovarian Cancer need your help more than ever before. Please help us raise awareness and raise funds. Whilst we are all fighting coronavirus, Target Ovarian Cancer is putting the needs of women with ovarian cancer before all else.

In 2010 my mother, the actress Marjie Lawrence, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer just three weeks before she died. Had we and her doctors been aware of the symptoms, Marjie might be alive today. If diagnosed at the earliest stage, 9 in 10 women will survive. But two thirds of women are diagnosed late, when the cancer is harder to treat.

This March, for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, I’m writing to ask your readers to take just two minutes of their time to learn the symptoms and spread the word to their families and friends. The main symptoms of ovarian cancer are: persistent bloating, feeling full or having difficulty eating, tummy pain, and needing to wee more often or more urgently.

If you believe in a future where every woman diagnosed with ovarian cancer has the best chance of survival, please show your support and visit www.targetovariancancer.org.uk/March

With best wishes,

Sarah Greene, Target Ovarian Cancer Patron

30 Angel Gate, City Road, London EC1V 2PT
The image attached is of Sarah Greene

Target Ovarian Cancer is the UK’s leading ovarian cancer charity. We work to improve early diagnosis, fund life-saving research and provide much-needed support to women with ovarian cancer. targetovariancancer.org.uk

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